Monday, September 18, 2006

How Was "Tabasco Sauce" Named?

Tabasco Sauce
Tabasco is the trademarked brand name for a hot pepper sauce that is a well-known table condiment. It is made by McIlhenny Company of Avery Island, Louisiana, from tabasco peppers (Capsicum frutescens var. tabasco), vinegar, and salt, and aged in white oak barrels for three years. (The word "tabasco" is rendered in lowercase when referring to the botanical variety, but in uppercase, "Tabasco," when referring to the actual trademarked brandname.) There are many other kinds of "hot pepper sauce" on the market, most of them similar to Tabasco, but Tabasco is by far the most famous. Although it is produced in Louisiana, United States, it acquired its name from the state of Tabasco in Mexico. It has a hot, spicy flavor and is popular in many parts of the world. (Wikipedia)

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posted by Staff @ 8:26 AM